The Quiet Counter-Revolution Gets Louder: Essential Lessons for the GOP

For some years, below the surface, a quiet counter-revolution has been advancing in the base of the Republican Party and in the country in general, while the party’s establishment elites in Washington have continued on with business as usual, seemingly oblivious to the unrest of the rank and file, as if fly-over red state voters could be taken for granted. This counter-revolution was conceived and undertaken to change the trajectory of America’s departure from its founding principles — to bring reform to the GOP rather than to overthrow the party. In short, the hope was to reverse Republican establishment diffidence about out-of-control, unaccountable government and its attendant crony corruption.

  • olddog

    The GOPe/RINOtist are TOAST and they haven’t a clue..

  • glasnost

    “Trump’s character flaws that include both an outsized ego and petty narcissistic tendencies.”
    Those flaws didn’t stop Obama. These “think-tank-fellows” need to get over themselves.

  • simus1

    As long as the corrupt GOP insiders get the job done for their corrupt rent seekers Emperor Barry probably has few real quarrels with them. On the other hand, anything along the lines of Tea party activism and “wrong votes” would likely have the DOJ and IRS teaching many of them the perp walk in record time.

  • David

    Trumps warts aside, he’s saying things that need to be said. Whether he would address them if he won office well thats another thing altogether.

  • Xavier

    It just seems quiet because they have their fingers in their ears.